Category: Education

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos coming to Indianapolis Monday

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– One of President Trump’s most embattled cabinet members is coming to Indianapolis. The American Federation for Children says Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will speak at a summit on Monday. Politico reports DeVos will make a major policy speech. She’s also expected to unveil the administration’s plan to invest in school choice. DeVos is a former chairwoman of the

Muslim Student In Portland ADMITS During an Interfaith Meeting Non-Believers will be Killed

A Muslim student on an interfaith panel at Portland State University claimed that apostates will be killed or banished in Islamic countries. Although unclear if the student was advocating for the killing of apostates or merely expressing the realities of countries run under Koranic law, a student on an interfaith panel event at Portland State University argued that non-believers would

Indiana State University president Daniel Bradley to step down in January

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Indiana State University’s president plans to step down after leading the school for more than nine years and growing its enrollment by nearly one-third. The school announced Wednesday that President Daniel Bradley intends to leave office next January. Indiana State trustees chairman David Campbell says Bradley oversaw a period of unprecedented growth for the Terre Haute

‘Indianapolis Promise’ aims to give all students access to education beyond high school

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A new initiative from Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett aims to give all students access to education beyond high school. The 'Indianapolis Promise' was announced at the State of the City address. While the impact of the program would be far reaching, the cost is still unclear. "We must work to ensure that every child in Indianapolis has

Texas Muslims Shocked By College Bathroom Addition, Cops Have Just 4 Words

Mohammad Syed (left), stock image of a bathroom (right) A few Muslims attending the University of Texas at Dallas were left horrified to walk into the bathroom recently. After seeing the newest addition to one of the stalls, students of the Islamic faith ran to school administrators who immediately called 911 – and the police had just 4 words that

IPS may ask taxpayers for property tax increase

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– An Indianapolis Public Schools spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that the district is considering asking tax payers for a property tax increase through a referendum. The district has been dealing with financial troubles for years. IPS said it was not ready to give a statement on the matter. More details will be unveiled at March board meetings. All of the

Betsy DeVos Senate questionnaire appears to include plagiarized quotes

Watch Video WASHINGTON — Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s Education Secretary nominee, appears to have lifted quotes in at least two instances in written answers submitted to the Senate committee tasked with approving her nomination. After DeVos’ confirmation hearing was limited to one round of questions by Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions,

Scholarship program recognizes 25 students overcoming obstacles

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Twenty-five area high school seniors inspired countless families with their courage to overcome hardships and tragedies Friday. Their tales were shared at the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis’ 42nd Annual Abe Lincoln Scholarship Awards Banquet. The students were nominated by their high schools for facing challenges ranging from mental health issues to sudden tragedy and crime. “I put a

Millions of dollars for repairs at Muncie schools now gone

MUNCIE, Ind. – More than $9 million meant for repairs at Muncie Community Schools is not available now, according to the district superintendent. The funds were acquired through a bond in 2014 and meant specifically for repairs at several schools. District leaders say the money was used to cover cash flow problems over the years. The issues at some aging

New pricing changes aimed at saving money begin at Children’s Museum

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – New pricing changes start Wednesday at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis aimed at saving customers money. The changes come in time for families planning for spring break. The new Plan-Ahead Pricing means families can save up to 65 percent if they buy in advance. Tickets can be redeemed starting March 13. Now prices range from $12-$35, and,